Empire State Building Tower Lights Calendar

Please note if a date is not listed below, the Empire State Building was or will be lit in its signature white.

  • Tonight

    Jun 05, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

Upcoming Tower Lightings

June 2020

  • Jun 06, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Jun 07, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Jun 08, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Jun 09, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Jun 10, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

Lightings during the past year

June 2020

  • Jun 04, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Jun 03, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Jun 02, 2020

    Dark recognizing George Floyd, injustice in all forms & urge the end of violence

  • Jun 01, 2020

    Dark recognizing George Floyd, injustice in all forms & urge the end of violence

May 2020

  • May 31, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 30, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 29, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 28, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 27, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 26, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 25, 2020

    Red, White and Blue Heartbeat In honor of Memorial Day

  • May 24, 2020

    Green In honor of Eid al-Fitr

  • May 23, 2020

    Red & White Honoring The New York Public Library’s 125th Opening Day Anniversary

  • May 22, 2020

    Red, White and Blue Heartbeat In honor of Memorial Day

  • May 21, 2020

    White & Green In Honor of NYC Department of Parks & Rec & their Frontline Staff

  • May 20, 2020

    Blue & White Heartbeat Celebrating Columbia University’s 266th Commencement

  • May 19, 2020

    Violet & White Heartbeat celebrating New York University’s 188th Commencement

  • May 18, 2020

    Yellow, White and Blue with Dynamic Heartbeat In honor of FDNY/EMS Week

  • May 17, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 16, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 15, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 14, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 13, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 12, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 11, 2020

    Red Heartbeat & hourly sparkle with Green Heartbeat 7-8 p.m. for Robin Hood Org

  • May 10, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 09, 2020

    Blue and Yellow with Heartbeat In honor of EU Day

  • May 08, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 07, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 06, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 05, 2020

    Magenta In honor of EF Educational Tours celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 04, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 03, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 02, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • May 01, 2020

    Blue and Purple In Honor of Police Memorial Day

April 2020

  • Apr 30, 2020

    Yellow honoring all Essential Workers as part of the #HeroesShineBright campaign

  • Apr 29, 2020

    Blue for #HeroesShineBright honoring the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

  • Apr 28, 2020

    Split Lights for #HeroesShineBright honoring the U.S. Army and U.S Air Force

  • Apr 27, 2020

    Split Lights for #HeroesShineBright honoring the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy

  • Apr 26, 2020

    Blue and Orange for #HeroesShineBright campaign honoring Corrections Officers

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Blue and White for #HeroesShineBright honoring Doctors, Nurses and Medical Staff

  • Apr 24, 2020

    Yellow, White & Blue and Siren for #HeroesShineBright campaign honoring FDNY/EMS

  • Apr 23, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 22, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 21, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 20, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 18, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 17, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 16, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 15, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 14, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 13, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 12, 2020

    Pastel Fades In Celebration of Easter

  • Apr 11, 2020

    Pastel Fades In Celebration of Easter

  • Apr 10, 2020

    Pastel Fades In Celebration of Easter

  • Apr 09, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 08, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 07, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 06, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 05, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 04, 2020

    Heartbeat & hourly sparkle honoring NYC's Fight for COVID-19 & First Responders

  • Apr 03, 2020

    Heartbeat Lighting Paying Respect to Heroic COVID-19 Emergency Workers

  • Apr 02, 2020

    Red with a Siren in the Mast Paying Respect to Heroic COVID-19 Emergency Workers

  • Apr 01, 2020

    Red with a Siren in the Mast Paying Respect to Heroic COVID-19 Emergency Workers

March 2020

  • Mar 31, 2020

    Red with a Siren in the Mast Paying Respect to Heroic COVID-19 Emergency Workers

  • Mar 30, 2020

    Red with a Siren in the Mast Paying Respect to Heroic COVID-19 Emergency Workers

  • Mar 29, 2020

    In heartbeat lighting supporting Fox's iHeart Living Room Concert for America

  • Mar 28, 2020

    Faint Sparkle from 8:30 - 9:30 pm for Earth Hour with Music-To-Light Show at 9pm

  • Mar 27, 2020

    "Empire State of Mind" Music-to-Light Show to Reach those Sheltering at Home

  • Mar 17, 2020

    In honor of St Patrick's Day

  • Mar 03, 2020

    Blue In honor of Delivering Good and International Women’s Month

  • Mar 02, 2020

    Blue, Green and Gold honoring the UN Development Programme & World Wildlife Day

February 2020

  • Feb 29, 2020

    Green, Pink, Blue and Purple For a Private Lighting

  • Feb 25, 2020

    Green & Blue In honor of National Eating Disorders Association Awareness Week

  • Feb 24, 2020

    Blue in honor of CECP and its 15th Annual Board of Boards

  • Feb 17, 2020

    Red, White and Blue in Honor of Presidents' Day

  • Feb 14, 2020

    Red Dynamic Heartbeat Lighting In Honor of Valentine's Day

  • Feb 11, 2020

    Purple and Gold In Honor of the 144th Annual Westminster All Breed Dog Show

  • Feb 07, 2020

    Red, Black & Green in honor of Fashion For All Foundation & Black History Month

  • Feb 04, 2020

    Red, White & Pink for Betty Boop’s 90th Anniversary & #LoveYourHeart Campaign

  • Feb 02, 2020

    In honor of Super Bowl LIV

January 2020

  • Jan 27, 2020

    Purple & Gold Paying tribute to Kobe Bryant

  • Jan 26, 2020

    Green and Gold In Honor of Australia Day

  • Jan 25, 2020

    Blue, Red and White with a #10 in the mast in honor of Eli Manning’s Retirement

  • Jan 23, 2020

    Red in Celebration of Lunar New Year

  • Jan 22, 2020

    In Pinstripes with a #2 in mast to Honor Derek Jeter’s election to Hall of Fame

  • Jan 20, 2020

    Red, Black and Green In Honor if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Jan 13, 2020

    Gold and Black In honor of the College Football Playoff Championship

  • Jan 06, 2020

    Red and Green with candy cane stripes in the mast in celebration of Christmas

  • Jan 05, 2020

    Red and Green with candy cane stripes in the mast in celebration of Christmas

  • Jan 04, 2020

    Red and Green with candy cane stripes in the mast in celebration of Christmas

  • Jan 03, 2020

    Red and Green with candy cane stripes in the mast in celebration of Christmas

  • Jan 02, 2020

    Red and Green with candy cane stripes in the mast in celebration of Christmas

  • Jan 01, 2020

    Red and Green with candy cane stripes in the mast in celebration of Christmas

December 2019

  • Dec 31, 2019

    Festive Multi-Color Sparkling In celebration of New Year’s Eve

  • Dec 30, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 29, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 29, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 28, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 27, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 26, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 25, 2019

    Red and Green with Candy Cane Stripes in the Mast In celebration of Christmas

  • Dec 24, 2019

    Rotating Split Lights in honor of Chanukah and Christmas Eve

  • Dec 23, 2019

    Blue and White with a Flickering Candle in the Mast In honor of Chanukah

  • Dec 22, 2019

    Blue and White with a Flickering Candle in the Mast In honor of Chanukah

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Burgundy and White In honor of Qatar Airways and Qatar National Day

  • Dec 11, 2019

    Blue honoring the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation & the 2019 Empire Ball

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Blue In honor of Human Rights Watch and Human Rights Day

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Red & White from 6-7pm honoring Shutterstock hitting $1B in Contributor Earnings

November 2019

  • Nov 30, 2019

    Blue for Women Impacting Public Policy, American Express, SmallBusiness Saturday

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Dynamic Lighting in Fall Colors In honor of Thanksgiving

  • Nov 28, 2019

    Dynamic Lighting in Fall Colors In honor of Thanksgiving

  • Nov 27, 2019

    White and Music-To-Light Show at 8pm to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Cheering for Me Now

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Purple & Red honoring Lupus Research Alliance & 2019 Lupus Breaking Through Gala

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Blue & Yellow honoring CBS's Collaboration celebrating ESB's Project Completion

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Cyan Blue In honor of UNICEF USA and World Children’s Day

  • Nov 18, 2019

    Green In honor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's “Making Marvels" Exhibit

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Red & Green with a Sparkle for Opening Night of the 2019 Christmas Spectacular

  • Nov 11, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In honor of Veteran’s Day

  • Nov 10, 2019

    Green and Yellow In honor of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary

  • Nov 09, 2019

    Blue and White In honor of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Red and Orange In honor of Princeton University & Rutgers University Football

October 2019

  • Oct 27, 2019

    Blue and Orange In honor of C-Trip’s 20th Anniversary

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Orange In celebration of Diwali

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Blue and Yellow In honor of Afterschool Alliance and Lights on Afterschool

  • Oct 23, 2019

    White & Black In honor of the Brooklyn Nets’ 2019-20 Home Opener

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Gold In honor of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s 60th Anniversary

  • Oct 16, 2019

    In honor of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Medal of Philanthropy

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Red, White and Green In honor of Columbus Day

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Blue In honor of STOMP Out Bullying & National Bullying Prevention Awareness

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Blue & Orange for the 2019-20 Home Opening Night of the New York Islanders

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Blue & Red for NYPD, Fire Widows, Children’s Benefit Fund & Answer the Call Day

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Pink with Pink Ribbons for the Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign

September 2019

  • Sep 30, 2019

    with Dynamic Light Show for the Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Red, Yellow & Blue for FRIENDS 25th Anniversary with Music-to-Light Show at 8:30

  • Sep 21, 2019

    Yellow and White on Batman Day in celebration of Batman’s 80th Anniversary

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Red, White & Green for the Mexican Independence Day

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Blue In honor of the New York Giants 2019 Home Opener

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Red in honor of Save the Children's 100th Anniversary and Centennial Gala

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Red, White and Blue in memory of September 11th

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Red, Yellow, White & Green in honor of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation

  • Sep 07, 2019

    Green, Blue & Yellow in honor of Brazilian Independence Day

  • Sep 02, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

  • Sep 01, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

August 2019

  • Aug 31, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Red, White and Blue In Honor of Labor Day

  • Aug 28, 2019

    White, with an 8pm music-to-light show in partnership with the Kosciuszko Bridge

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Green, White & Orange for the Federation of Indian Associations & India Day 2019

  • Aug 06, 2019

    Green In Honor of the Northern Trust

  • Aug 05, 2019

    Orange for Gun Violence Awareness

July 2019

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Orange in honor of the Poussey Washington Fund and Orange is the New Black

  • Jul 07, 2019

    Red, White and Blue celebrating U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup Victory

  • Jul 04, 2019

    In honor of Independence Day

  • Jul 03, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jul 02, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jul 01, 2019

    Red & White honoring the Consulate General of Canada in New York and Canada Day

June 2019

  • Jun 30, 2019

    in Rainbow Colors with an hourly sparkle in honor of World Pride & Stonewall 50

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Cyan, Magenta and Yellow for a Film Shoot

  • Jun 24, 2019

    Blue and Red In honor of the Brothers Trust and Spider- Man: Far From Home

  • Jun 21, 2019

    In celebration of Summer Solstice

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Blue in honor of USA for UNHCR and World Refugee Day

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Green in honor of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC and Casino Jazz Night

  • Jun 11, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jun 10, 2019

    In honor of the New York Subway Series

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Orange in honor of Everytown for Gun Safety and Nat'l Gun Violence Awareness Day